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Bring Game of Thrones to life with an Outdoor Adventure

Posted on November 11, 2014 @ 10:34 AM in Adventure

Step into Winterfell at Castle Ward or sail past the Iron Island's in the North Coast. Whether you are planning on exploring the Game of Thrones film locations in Northern Ireland for yourself or looking to give the perfect experience gift voucher to a loved one, has it covered as we list some of our top suggestions of the best outdoor activities to bring the epic fantasy of Game of Thrones to life. 

Set Sail for the Iron Island's

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Head north and take a high speed voyage of discovery as you experience the sights of some of the most iconic Game of Thrones film locations from the sea with Aquaholics on their Causeway Coast Sea Safari.

Departing from Portstewart harbour visit key locations including: Cushendun Caves (The Stormlands), Ballyintoy Harbour (Phyke, The Iron Islands), Carrick-a-Rede (The Stormlands, Larrybane), Downhill Beach (Drgonstone) and Murlough Bay (Storm’s End). 

Gift Vouchers for this activity can be purchased online at OutdoorNI:

Step into Winterfell

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Get into character and transport yourself back into the world of Westeros with Clearsky Adventure Centre based in Castle Ward, Co. Down.

Begin your day with the Game of Thrones Archery Experience, where you will be kitted out in Stark Family Costumes and prepare yourself to enter Winterfell for the first time and experience the feeling of being on your very own movie set. It is here you will receive instruction from your archery instructor as you shoot medieval arrows with ancient bows.

After your archery lesson hire a bike (or bring your own) and take some time out exploring the grounds. The self-guided Game of Thrones Cycle Tour takes you to where many pivotal Game of Throne’s scenes took place, including ‘Winterfell’, ‘King Roberts Arrival’, ‘The Twins’, ‘Robb’s Camp’ and the ‘Lannister Camp’ to name but a few. To ensure you have great fun out in the wilds of Westeros you will be given a Game of Thrones ‘Stark Sack’. Enclosed you will find a ‘Medieval Scroll’ of the Filming Locations map (you can keep this as a memento!) plus some supporting images and text from each filming location, Game of Thrones Stark Family Costume Capes and Game of Thrones Stark Family ‘LARP swords’.

For the ultimate Game of Thrones outdoor adventure see the sights from the sea during your own private Castles of Westeros Boat Tour. The tour is a must for all Game of Thrones fans as you are sure to enjoy stunning views from the water of the various Westeros Castles, cross the mouth of Strangford Lough Aka ‘The Narrow Sea’ and other shoreline locations used by HBO in the filming of the show.

Gift Vouchers for these activities can be purchased online at OutdoorNI:

Join the Night's Watch

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Wrap up warm and join the Night’s Watch in Tollymore Forest Park, Newcastle, Co. Down

Featured in the first episode of Season 1 you might remember this haunting forest from the scene in which a member of the Night’s Watch rides through the snowy forest and stumbles upon Wildling bodies. This romantic and yet haunting forest is home to trees, woodlands, streams grottos and caves as well as offering panoramic views of the sea at nearby Newcastle.

With its far reaching views, stunning landscapes and authentic medieval buildings you don’t have to travel far in Northern Ireland to see why HBO film location scouts chose Northern Ireland as the perfect place to film Game of Thrones. 

The tours and activities mentioned above are independantly operated by Clearsky Adventure Centre & Aquaholics Sea Safari and Dive Centre. They are not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with HBO or anyone associated with 'Game of Thrones'

Jayne Woodrow
Jayne Woodrow  Marketing Officer & Active Clubs Coordinator for Walking

Jayne joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in March 2014. She oversees the marketing and communication on WalkNI, OutdoorNI and Walking in Your Community Project. Most recently she has been working with Parkrun Ireland & UK to introduce the 'Walk @ parkrun' initiative.

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